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So Sad: Asos billionaire loses three of his children in Sri Lanka terror attacks

Three children of billionaire ASOS boss Anders Holch Povlsen have been killed by 'ISIS-inspired' suicide bombers in the Sri Lanka attacks.

A spokesperson for Povlsen - Scotland's largest landowner -  confirmed that three of his four children were among the 290 people killed after blasts hit churches and luxury hotels across the country on Sunday.

Denmark's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed today that three Danes were killed in the blasts.

Mr Povlsen, 46, is the biggest shareholder in the British online clothes shop Asos.com and second biggest shareholder in German firm Zalando.
The Danish billionaire has become Scotland’s largest landowner, and had revealed his plans to give his estates to his children just days before they were killed.

In an open letter posted a few days ago, he and his wife Anne Storm Pedersen, 40, said they would pass on their 12 estates - and their "rewilding" project - to their kids when they die.

Bestseller's head of communications, Jesper Stubkier, said: "Unfortunately, we can confirm that [the deaths of the three children in Sri Lanka].

"We ask you to respect privacy and we therefore have no further comment."

Three days before the attacks Mr Povlsen's daughter Alma shared an Instagram photo of her siblings Astrid, Agnes and Alfred - calling them "three little bears" - in front of a swimming pool lined by palm trees.
Mr Povlsen's children were visiting Sri Lanka over the Easter holiday when bombs were used to attack churches and hotels in Colombo and Negombo on April 21.

It is not clear in which of the eight explosions the children died, reports Berlingske.

Denmark's Prime Minister, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, said in a press release that the terror attack filled him with pain and sorrow and that all of Denmark stood united with those families who had lost their loved ones.

Rasmussen added: "I can only condemn these disgusting terror actions, which are based on a grotesque view of humanity.

"Our fears that there are Danes among the victims have regrettably been confirmed."

Mr Povlsen owns 12 estates totalling more than 220,000 acres, including Glenfeshie in the Cairngorms, totalling more than 220,000 acres, through his company Wildland Ltd.

In an interview with The Times this month, he and his wife, Anne, 40, said their vision for the land would be entrusted to their four children.

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